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SKILLS

Ticks and Lyme disease: what to do about tick bites

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01/08/2018

Nasty critters that latch onto you, nobody likes coming home to find a tick with its head buried in your skin. So with cases of Lyme disease increasing in Europe, make sure you know what to do to prevent tick bites and how to safely remove ticks that are already attached.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Walk skills: how to deal with ticks and midges

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14/07/2016

Bites from Britain’s tiny tyrants can range from annoying to life-threatening. With summer holidays upon us, here are a few tips to avoid becoming a midge meal, or worse.
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MEDICAL

Get ready to tackle ticks

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22/05/2016

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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MEDICAL

Hill skills: tick alert

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01/05/2016

There’s nothing quite like discovering a tick on your body to make you squirm with disgust. That head buried in your skin, those little legs wiggling contentedly as it feeds on your blood. It’s a natural instinct to want to rip it out immediately, but wait. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise in many climbing and walking areas - stack the odds in your favour by removing the critter properly.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Fierce creatures: 5 critters you don’t want to meet on the hill

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31/03/2015

The British hills might be free of grizzlies and cougars, but there are still a few terrors lurking in the heather. Keep a wary eye out for these surprisingly scary beasties.
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MEDICAL

Petition calls for more support for Lyme disease

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08/02/2012

Lyme disease patients and their carers, families and friends are organising a petition to present to the UK government, asking that clinics and specialists dedicated to the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases may be established.
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MEDICAL

Ticks: the movie

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13/06/2010

Watch our ticks film to find out more about the human diseases they can carry, and precautions you can take.
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MEDICAL

New online Tick risk tool launched

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16/04/2010

An online device that helps travellers find out whether they might be at risk of potentially fatal Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) in Europe is now available at the Tick Alert website.
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MEDICAL

Ticks: information leaflet

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29/07/2008

The BMC has funded a new leaflet giving advice on ticks, how to avoid them and what to do if you are bitten.
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MEDICAL

Travel and immunisation information

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28/03/2005

A general information sheet designed to answer some common questions regarding travel and immunisation. It is not a substitute for medical advice, and you should always consult the experts (your GP or MASTA), to get the very latest advice.
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